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Bryan Ho-Yan

Upper Grand Community Connected Climate Action

Points Total

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Participant Impact

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    not spent in front of a screen
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    with people
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    spent outdoors

Bryan's Actions

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 20 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.


Climate & Ecosystems

Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will express my love and gratitude for our planet by writing a love letter, poem, song or taking a picture. I will share it with others on my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection.


Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 1 conversations per day.


Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

One-Time Action


  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation benefit from active listening?

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/21/2022 9:22 PM
    I met with a grade 6 class today and we spoke about energy and climate change and the SDGs.
    I was really impressed with the thoughtful questions and resulting discussions on how we can all reduce our energy use and waste and eliminate GHG emissions. I learned a lot from the class, especially different perspectives. They really made me think about how climate change hits home for all of us. I was also encouraged by their interest in wanting to do more.

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/19/2022 5:50 AM
    At my favorite spot in Point Pelee, the marsh boardwalk. So much life here and the landscapes are breath taking. We saw turtles, shore birds, beavers, fish... Give it a few weeks and more migratory birds will be coming and this place will look totally different.

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/19/2022 5:46 AM
    Beautiful out there!
    Without weather like this.... There would be no maple syrup...

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      Karen Chisholme 4/19/2022 9:00 AM
      So true. Our winter weather also keeps pests, algae and other organisms in check. The snow and ice protect our soils and our river banks from erosion in the absence of green vegetation. In the spring the melt waters recharge our streams and aquafers. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/13/2022 5:54 AM
    It was a tough one this morning before setting out for a morning walk. And this is always the case. Work is always busy and its easy to just try to squeeze a few more minutes in to get some more work done. 
    I'm glad I convinced myself to take the walk and decompress, reflect... chill out. By not giving ourselves downtime and staring at screens, we lose our connection with what is real and what matters like the environment or spending time with those we care about. 

    Keep striving for that balance!

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/11/2022 8:43 PM
    Forks of the credit provincial park. Beautiful day out!

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      Wendy Height 4/12/2022 9:28 AM
      Absolutely Gorgeous. Have you ever visited Elora? Lots of beauty there as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/10/2022 6:23 PM
    Irrigation or watering our lawns is a big user of water. Rain is coming, so let's take advantage of it instead of turning on the hose! Not that I'm a great gardener or anything, but I put down seed now in time for the rain. Also have a rain garden in the front with rain barrels to store rain water for watering plants.

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/06/2022 5:33 AM
    South Guelph.... Aren't we really  fortunate!? My son and I saw a few others walking and enjoying too.

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/05/2022 5:43 AM
    I'm putting together an awareness training on the topic of energy and climate change and to be honest... I'm finding it challenging! The challenge I find is trying on different pairs of shoes and relate to what energy and climate change mean for others. This is really important since we want awareness to move to engagement and action.

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    Bryan Ho-Yan 4/04/2022 9:38 AM
    Great way to start the week - a beautiful spring morning bike ride into work!